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Basic information about the Tyrolean Trail

Wonderful tranquillity, unforgettable summit experiences, impressive gorges and mountain trails, inviting alpine and mountain huts and lots of fresh mountain air – all this and much more awaits you on the Tyrolean Trail from Garmisch to Innsbruck. The hiking trail promises active holidaymakers hungry for exercise a particularly demanding trekking tour over 67 kilometres and daily stages of 4.5 to 7.5 hours. The trekking tour starts in the Bavarian Olympic city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and ends in Innsbruck. You will spend the night along the route in cosy mountain huts such as the Schachenhaus or the Halleranger Alm. Experienced hikers are guaranteed a worthwhile and challenging trekking experience on this hiking tour on the Tyrolean Trail.

The most beautiful stages on the Tyrolean Trail

Trans Tyrol: Garmisch – Innsbruck

On our trekking tour Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck, 8 days you will explore the best of the Wetterstein and Karwendel mountains by foot. Starting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the first round trip leads you through the Höllentalklamm to the Höllentalangerhütte, which is located directly at the foot of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. After a relaxing overnight stay in Garmisch you head high up the following day. You hike the steep hiking trail to the Schachen castle at 1,866 metres above sea level. Right next door is the Schachenhaus – the day’s place to stay. Impressive summit experiences await you again the next day. The route takes you to the pass, as well as to the border hut and back down into the Leutasch Valley to Scharnitz in Austria. The hiking stage on the fifth day of your trekking tour takes you into the Karwendel Valley and on to the Halleranger Alm, where you can relax for the next two nights. On the following day you can decide whether you want to take a day off or go on one of the multi-faceted summit hikes in the Karwendel mountains. The last hiking stage involves the Karwendel crossing on a wonderful high path to the northern chain. From the Hafelekar mountain station, the Hafelekarbahn takes you to your final destination of Innsbruck.

Our Eurohike moments on the Tyrolean Trail

  • More trekking impressions: Read Björn’s travel report from bergparadiese.de on our Eurohike HikingBlog. Every step a pleasure – travel report of the hiking tour from Garmisch to Innsbruck.
  • In the footsteps of King Ludwig II: On the third day of your trekking tour Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck, 8 days you march steeply up the Königsweg to the Schachen castle, which was built by King Ludwig II and is 1,866 metres above sea level. The building, which looks rather simple from the outside, was constructed from wood between 1869 and 1872.
  • Take time for a deep breath: You have plenty of opportunities to take a deep breath in the fresh mountain air on this trekking tour. You will always be out and about in the open air and enjoy the wonderfully soothing mountain air in the Wetterstein and Karwendel mountains.

Route guidance on the Tyrolean Trail

Trekking adventure with luggage transfer in Bavaria and Tyrol

On our trekking tour Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck, 8 days there will certainly not be a lack of imposing mountain panoramas and summit experiences. Added to this are the numerous hiking kilometres and vertical metres, which ensure a demanding active holiday for experienced hikers. The Tyrolean Trail takes you about 67 kilometres and around 3,800 metres above sea level from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck. A good physical condition and hiking experience are required for the daily stages of between 4.5 to 7.5 hours. In addition, the routes partly lead through the high alpine region, which is why surefootedness and a head for heights are essential. Our hiking routes on the Tyrolean Way are designed in such a way that shortcuts are sometimes possible. Just ask our Eurohike travel specialists about the details of our hiking tours and the routes on the Tyrolean Trail.

Facts and details about the Tyrolean Trail

  • Location: In the Bavarian Wetterstein mountains and the Karwendel mountains in Tyrol in Austria
  • Length: 67 kilometres (route length of our trekking tour Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck, 8 days)
  • Route: The route leads from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Scharnitz to Innsbruck.
  • Difference in altitude: The maximum difference in altitude that is covered in one day on this hiking tour is around 1,200 meters in altitude (on day 3 of the tour).
  • Highest point: The Meilerhütte at 2,365 metres is the highest point of this hiking tour (the Hafelekar in Innsbruck is at around 2,330 metres above sea level).
  • Lowest point: The destination Innsbruck is the lowest point of this trekking tour at around 570 metres.

  • Trail marking: The hiking trail is well signposted throughout and is well described in our detailed travel documents.
  • Season: The best climate for hiking tours on the Tyrolean Trail is from June to September.
  • Special feature: The trekking hiking tour on the Tyrolean Trail is a cross-border hike. The border crossing at the Meilerhütte in the Wetterstein mountains at 2,372 metres above sea level is particularly impressive.
  • Tour character: Our trekking tour on the Tyrolean Trail is one of our most beautiful trekking holidays and the route partly leads through high alpine terrain. Hiking experience and a good physical condition are a prerequisite for this trekking tour.

Questions and answers about hiking on the Tyrolean Trail

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The Tyrolean Trail is located in the Bavarian Wetterstein mountains and in the Karwendel mountains in Tyrol.

On our trekking tour Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck, 8 days you cover about 67 kilometres by foot.

This trekking tour is particularly suitable for experienced hikers with mountain experience, a good basic level of fitness, surefootedness and a head for heights. More information about trekking tours can be found here.

On our trekking holiday, one mountain highlight follows the last. You will experience wild and romantic mountain panoramas, quiet alpine landscapes and mountain huts, imposing gorges and impressive mountain trails, as well as the famous Schachen castle which was built by King Ludwig II.

The daily stages on the Tyrolean Trail are scheduled for 4.5 to 7.5 hours and you cover between 5, 12 and 20 kilometres per day by foot. Note: The route guidance on our trekking tour is planned in such a way that shortcuts are sometimes possible.

The route on the Tyrolean Trail leads from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria via Scharnitz to Innsbruck in Austria.

The ideal travel time for a hiking tour on the Tyrolean Trail is from June to September.

On the trekking tour Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck, 8 days, seven nights in huts with multi-bed rooms including breakfast are included.

If you have questions about accommodation, our Eurohike travel specialists will be happy to help.

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